To be honest I don't give a damn. In fact I give less than a damn! Diane Abbott is hardly the sharpest tool in the Labour box. She is more blunt than the back end of the Titanic and equally prone to disaster. She is thicker than the proverbial two short planks (as clearly evidenced by her attempt to explain the costs of increasing the police force) and only owes her current position to her prior sexual relationship with Corbyn. Her current situation of being caught out drinking alcohol on a TFL train is entirely of her own making and any suggestion that highlighting this as an attempt to "smear" her is clearly lunatic. Basically, Abbott has fuqued up (again!) and the attempts of the simpering apologists on this forum to exonerate her are, quite simply, nauseating. She has apologised and, for me, that is sufficient. As I said in an earlier post, given the circumstances of a hot day, public transport, disregarding familiar warning signs, I may very well have done the same. And apologised too. BUT she has broken the law. Live with it. Suck it up! Abbott has make a mistake. Stop attempting to excuse her.